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Bakersfield College

students in BC's Career and Technical Education program

Career Education

What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high skill, high-demand careers. CTE is at the forefront of preparing students to succeed in fast-growing, high-growth industries around the country. According to the California Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce Job Creation and a Strong Economy, the labor market is increasingly demanding a more skilled workforce and by 2020 65% of all job openings in the U.S. will require some postsecondary education or training - though not necessarily a four year degree.

It is our mission to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. For more information on the different Career and Technical Education programs that Bakersfield College has to offer visit our Learning & Career Pathways.

Learn more about the success of the CTE programs at Bakersfield College at:

Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium: BC

Proud Partner Bakersfield College, Find It Be It Career Education College Your Way, California Community Colleges Career Education

Hours of operation

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Questions or Comments

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